Guess How Many Websites Have Been on the Internet

13 Nov

Netcraft is being published since February 2003. It has provided us with enormous information of who is hosting the most sites and which is the preferred hosting software. Now it has given the number of sites. Can anybody guess how many sites are out there?

Netcraft’s latest survey unveiled 525,998,433 sites in total, However, all the sites are not in active status. Among them, only 172 million are in active usage. These numbers can be compared to 463,000,317 sites and 170 million active sites just two months ago.

Considering the past, we can find that there were only 35,863,952 in February 2003, and just only 105.2 million in December 2006. When the plain number of sites is concerned,  the web has its growth of about five times greater in less than five years. In 2011 alone, Internet has almost doubled the number of its sites as Netcraft reported only 273,301,445 sites in January of this year.

Apache is, by a wide margin, the most popular web hosting software with a share of 65.0 percent. Microsoft IIS follows with 15.5 percent. Nginx has 8.5 percent and Google 3.37 percent.

Source: tomsguide

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